- Project Leaders: Veronica Williams and Gillian Thomas.
- Answer our G2G welcome post to join the Australia project and get a badge.
- Add Australia to your followed tags.
- We use the G2G Forum and the Australia Project Google Group as the primary channels to discuss issues relevant to the Project. Use this link to request to join the Australia Project Google Group - include your name and Wiki-ID. Our Facebook Group Wikitree in Australia is for informal chat. It is not where decisions are made but we try to alert members to important discussions on G2G for communication.
- Check out our maintenance categories for our project needs, then jump in and start helping!
- Here is the Australia project's Suggestion List. Working on these is a great way to contribute.
- Look at one of the Australia project's example profiles to see what we hope for in profiles that are part of our project. Other excellent examples from our project and others can be found in the Examples Gallery.
- Australia Project Member List.
- Here is what our members are working on.
Welcome to the Australia Project
- This project is the effort of a group of WikiTree users interested in profiles related to Australia.
- Project Leaders: Veronica Williams and Gillian Thomas.
- Project Co-ordinator (Membership): Margaret Haining
- Project Protected and Project Managed Profiles: Vivienne Caldwell
Joining the Project and Membership Responsibilities
- After answering our G2G post and advising which of our teams you would like to join, you will be awarded the Australia Project badge by one of the leaders.
- The only requirements for ongoing membership in the Australia Project are that you join a team, work with your Team Leader and respond to the six monthly Check-In from the Project Leaders and Project Coordinator. We recognise that people lead busy lives and are grateful for any and all contributions you make towards the Project's goals.
- Please also consider joining the Australia Project Google Group to receive project updates and participate in project and team discussions.
- To participate in either of these sub-projects, please join the relevant team below.
- Colony State and Territory (CST) Teams and Team Leaders -
- Australian Convicts Team - Veronica Williams
- Indigenous Australians Team - Gillian Thomas
- Categories Team - Team Leader Margaret Haining
- Profile Improvers Team - Arborists, Connectors, Sourcerers, Data Doctors, Biography writers - Team Leader Kathleen Cobcroft
Australian Topic Teams
- Assisted and Bounty Immigrants. Team Leader - Gillian Thomas
- Australian Prime Ministers. Team Leader John Cherry. Can you help connect their family? See this G2G post.
- Born in the Colony (Pre Federation 1788-1900). Team Leader - Veronica Williams.
- Bushrangers - Team Leader Terry Wright.
- Explorers of Australia - Team Leader Terry Wright.
- Eureka Stockade - Team Leader Anne Young.
- Earl Grey’s Famine Orphan Scheme 1848-1850. Team Leader - John Rosser.
- Free Settlers (Pre Federation 1788-1900). Team Leader - Veronica Williams.
- The Green and Gold Cookery Book. Listing contributors and profiling as many as possible. Do you know of a contributor?
- Kangaroo Island Early Settlers -
- Prussian Settlement in Australia - German Australians - Team Leader Kylie Haese and Steve Thomas.
Background and Other Information
- In the short history since European colonisation, Australia has had a number of changes to how it manages it's boundaries. In working on Australian profiles it is important to recognise these changes, particularly when setting up categories, stickers etc for project use.
- Wikipedia - History of Australia, accessed 6 March 2019.
- Wikipedia - Territorial Evolution of Australia, accessed 6 March 2019.
Project Boxes and Stickers
See Project Boxes and Stickers for the list of project boxes and stickers relevant to Australia. The project boxes are only for profiles being managed by the Australia Project. The stickers are for general use.
Australian Topics - Managed by Other Projects
- Anzacs - Leader (Military and War Project) Juha Soini. Australia Project Team Leader Ken Evans.
- Australian Army Generals - Leader (Military and War Project) Juha Soini. Team Leader Ken Evans
- Australian British Home Children. - Leader Mags Gaulden British Home Children Project.
- Australia Cemeteries - Leaders: Steven Harris
- Global Cemeteries Project. Project Coordinator Kylie Haese.
- Suffragettes in Australia, part of the Activists and Reformers sub project (Notables). Leaders: Scott Fulkerson and Bob Fields. Team Leader Terry Wright.
- Who do you think you are? (WDYTYA). Currently 'on hold'. Suspended due to changes to GFDR regulations. Awaiting a revised Wikitree policy decision. Global Community Outreach Project, sub project Genealogy in the Media. Leaders - Maria Maxwell and Susie MacLeod.
Proposed New Topic Areas
- We have a new free space page for all 'proposed' new topics. Please feel free to add your suggestions!
- You can access the page here.
- Australia related categories should fit within the existing category structure and should be created in line with the categorisation principles outlined in Category Guidelines for the Australia Project.
- Project members are encouraged to add requests for new categories to be added or existing ones to be edited to the following page -Categories Waiting to be added, or renamed..
- Add the tag Australia to any discussions in G2G involving an Australia Project or sub-Project.
Guidelines and ongoing maintenance
- Project guidelines are being developed to assist Wikitreers improve Australian Profiles. This is a 'works in progress'. They are listed at Project Guidelines.
- Profiles requiring maintenance are being grouped in our Category: Australia, Maintenance Categories. Database suggestions for Australian profiles are at Australian Suggestions List. Feel free to jump in an help any way you can!
- This page is a quick summary of the WikiTree Style and Standards, including guidelines for reliable sources for Australian Profiles: Standards for Australian Profiles
- An easy guide to sourcing on Australian Profiles and how to cite those sources. Sources and Citation Examples
- You can find a list of useful Australian resources here, please feel free to add others.
- If you can see somewhere that research is required, please add it here, or on the sub-Project page, to let people know how they can help. If you want to help, but are not sure how to research, please post in the G2G forums using the tag "Australia".
- You can add information about any research you are doing to this page, it applies to more than just 'Australia : Let others know what locations you are working on
- Australian Prime Ministers
- Many of the Prime Ministers still have little family attached. This is an area where anyone could get involved.
- Australian Convicts
- There are many early convicts now on WikiTree, but very many still have no sources attached (Ancestry.com is not really a source). Anyone can look for some convicts and help add sources.
- DB Error Project
- If you have some spare time why not help us clean up any errors on our Australia Project profile. You can access the list below.
- If you need help with DNA errors please contact Veronica Williams
Suggestion report for Australia. There were 17862 suggestions on 24 May 2020.
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